Home resting from my dental/jaw surgery this morning. It was a little bit more complicated than originally planned for so some extra work needed to be done. Had "my "Intra-op hypnosis CD playing and once again the doctor had to ask me how I was doing, as I was so quite.
The interesting thing is the Xylocaine wore off sooner than usual towards the end. Took myself to the beach on Hawaii and was "observing" the stitches going through the back of my gum with the pulling through of the silk thread. It worked, I became the "Hidden Observer" as Hilgard called it in his book , "Hypnosis in the Relief of Pain".
It dawned on me that he looses $400 on me every time we do surgery as I turn down the offer of office anesthesia. As an anesthetist, I know that the dental staff will be involved in the dental surgery and there will be no on involved in my anesthesia "only". I used to work as an anesthetist, for a few oral surgeons, so I am quite aware of what goes on behind the scenes in the dental surgery office. It is the only way to go as far as I am concerned.
I had some unexpected good news this evening, as I am resting from the surgery, I got selected as the member of the monthe from www.freehypnosiscommunity.com.
Tranced Out News: February Member of the Month, and a Call to Action
For February, our member of the month is Seth-Deborah Roth.
Seth-Deborah is a Certified Instructor and faculty member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. A Nurse Anesthetist and medical hypnosis instructor for a nearby center, she runs a clinical hypnosis practice near San Francisco known as "Hypnotherapy for Health,". Her work has even been featured on the Discovery Channel.
Here's to using more of hypnosis during dental procedures.